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U.S Gives Pakistan $20 Million To Create ‘Paki’ Sesame Street On Same Day As “Historic” Budget Deal

April 13, 2011

U.S Gives Pakistan $20 Million To Create ‘Paki’ Sesame Street On Same Day As “Historic” Budget Deal

RWBN: On the same day many people have been worrying about a government shutdown,  we learn the USAID – the development arm of the US government – is donating $20m to the country to create a local Urdu version of Sesame Street. Yep, In your face America. The left screams about our schools going broke, yet the U.S has the  money to create a Pakistani Sesame Street to help educate their children……Bizarro World

Reported By The Guardian.Uk

There’s no Cookie Monster, no Big Bird and no Count von Count.

But Pakistani children will soon start experiencing what millions in the west have done for more than four decades – the joys of Sesame Street.

In a $20m (£12m) remake of the classic American children’s programme, the setting for the show has moved from the streets of New York to a lively village in Pakistan with a roadside tea and snacks stall, known as a dhaba, some fancy houses with overhanging balconies along with simple dwellings, and residents hanging out on their verandas.

The Pakistani version, in which characters will speak mostly in Urdu, will feature Rani, a cute six-year-old Muppet, the child of a peasant farmer, with pigtails, flowers in her hair and a smart blue-and-white school uniform. Her curiosity and questions about the world will, it is hoped, make her a role model for Pakistani children.

The financing for the series comes from USAid, the economic assistance arm of the US government, which aims to help the country’s young learn some basic words and numbers through Sesame Street’s fun style of education. Pakistan’s schooling system is failing badly, a major reason for a descent into religious conservatism and economic stagnation.

I remember what they did to Micky Mouse

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  1. April 13, 2011 11:41 am

    This is unbelievable!

    The foolishness of fools is folly. (Prov. 14:24)

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